St. Xavier Ignatian Global Scholar Program

The Ignatian Global Scholars program creates opportunities for students to engage in ongoing academic and cocurricular experiences that form global citizens for and with others. Earning the IGS distinction demonstrates the student’s academic achievement and a deep commitment to giving greater glory to God by taking action toward a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. 

In this program, students will:

  • learn what an Ignatian Global Citizen is

  • examine issues of global significance

  • further develop their capacity to think critically about complex topics, recognize and respect varied perspectives, and communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences

  • reflect on their place and responsibility in the world and the role of their faith in their development as Men for Others

  • take action for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable future for all

  • connect to other Jesuit school students through virtual exchange

All St. Xavier students are eligible to pursue the Ignatian Global Scholar distinction. Students who earn the distinction will be awarded the Ignatian Global Scholar certificate and will be recognized in the graduation program. The distinction of Global Scholar will also be included on the student’s transcript.

To earn the Ignatian Global Scholar distinction, students should successfully complete 7 of the 9 components, selecting at least 1 component from each of the following categories: Context, Experience, Reflection, Action and Evaluation. Students work closely with an advisor over the program’s 2-3 years to monitor the fulfillment of the requirements.

Component Categories

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